AFAIK every user account is asked 1x per year to participate in that survey - they will use data at that time and ask user of that account again after 1 year - what you do in between those surveys isnt in any way reflected in results.If you recently added your GPU details to Steams online survey database and you intend to install Steam in the near future with the intent to once again interject your GPU details into the database then clearly no one would fault you for voting "yes" in this poll.
That does raise a question in my mind though, if/when steam users re-install their OS and/or uninstall/reinstall the steam client does their software recognize the new GPU info as being a replicant in their existing database or is everything getting double-counted (or more) every time an existing customer reinstalls steam client?
The answer to that question alone would entirely change the value of Steams survey statistics, especially in a time when new operating systems debut like Win7.
That third option would fall under the "No" category.I buy nearly all of my games through Steam (it's too convenient with the Steam Friends list that allows me to pull a game of whatever together in about a min... LOVE that feature) and I always submit my system specs when it asks.
Hmmm, maybe we need a third option: "I don't have/use Steam"
The flaw with this logic is that you're making the assumption that everyone who takes the poll is a gamer.That third option would fall under the "No" category.
The progenitor of this poll was the Venn diagram argument that steam clients represent nearly complete overlap with the gaming group. The argument being that steam survey results represent 99.9x% of gaming rigs out there.
Obviously if you don't use steam then you aren't submitting your results to their survey. So your vote would be "no" in that case.
It was supposed to be simple
...I currently have one gaming rig, three Steam accounts, but I've only submitted my system info on two of these accounts but from different rigs at different times.Yes and I do log in on multiple machines. (mostly 2) So I cancel out myocardia. Ha. But I have 5 functioning machines, so I get 2/5 a vote?
I posted the poll in this particular sub-forum to minimize that.The flaw with this logic is that you're making the assumption that everyone who takes the poll is a gamer.
I am not asserting that I could do better, and I'm also not the one who made a poll to prove someone else wrong.I posted the poll in this particular sub-forum to minimize that.
But you are right, I am not claiming to have engineered an air-tight flawless poll. Feel free to start a new one and do a better job than me :thumbsup: